The Panaegis chapter at William Jewell College was among the outstanding Mortar Board chapters honored at the 2012 Mortar Board National Conference held in Chicago.
The group was one of only 31 chapters to take home the Golden Torch Award, presented to the most exceptional chapters of Mortar Board. Recipients must exceed minimum standards, accomplishing significant results in chapter management and contributing meaningful service to their institutions.
The Jewell chapter was also honored with its regional group, Section 17, for the section project, “Harvesters,” held in conjunction with Fort Hays State University, The University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Northwest Missouri State University, the University of Missouri - Columbia, the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Stephens College, Washburn University, Washington University and Wichita State University. This is the fifth consecutive year the section has participated in this project benefitting Harvesters, a Kansas City community food bank.
The Panaegis chapter at William Jewell College was chartered in 1978 and currently has 20 members. Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since its founding in 1918, the Society has grown from four to 229 chartered collegiate chapters with more than a quarter-million members across the nation. Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.